“Darren Till is A Little Flat-Footed”- Jack Hermansson

Published 07/23/2020, 7:06 AM EDT


UFC Middleweight contender Jack Hermansson spoke to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani and shared his views on a consequential main event booking. ‘The Joker’ broke down the final headlining act in Abu Dhabi featuring Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum. Hermansson also has his sights set on the winner of the 185-pound top title contenders bout.

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The Middleweight division is brimming with elite talent that spans the majority of the top 15. Moreover, there are multiple high-caliber opponents that would be fitting for an introduction to the title landscape. ‘The Joker’ believes that following his most recent win, he deserves a shot at Middleweight gold.

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Jack Hermansson breaks it down

The Swede-Norwegian fighter is admittedly a student of the sport and this can be seen in his analysis. He has shown to be well-versed in the nuances of the game as well as fight promotion. He previewed the main event for July 25 and had clearly picked a favorite going into the fight.

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“I believe that Whittaker has that style that Darren Till has a problem with, the blitz you know. The shift in tempo is very quick, he comes in with quick combinations. Darren Till is a little bit flat-footed he has a big opening when he fights,” Hermansson said.

Hermansson went on to reference Darren Till’s last defeat in the promotion which came via Jorge Masvidal. The brutal knockout loss was the final straw that made the Englishman move-up to Middleweight. Additionally, the fight was the starting point for the astronomic popularity ‘Gamebred’ went on to attain.

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Hermansson said, “You saw what Masvidal did there when he blitzed against him and I feel like Robert Whittaker might pull something that looks like that.”

Jack Hermansson is coming off from arguably the biggest win of his career over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 172. The first-round heel hook finish has gone a long way in reminding fans that the 21-5 fighter is still a massive threat. Not to mention, his statement performance helped him move past his loss to Jared Cannonier back in September 2019.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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